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Dec. 31, 2010

Don't Cork That Champagne

Chemist Richard Zare and food writer Harold McGee discuss the best way to store leftover Champagne.

champagne new years food

Jan. 13, 2012

Making A Computer From Bubbles

By directing bubbles through etched pathways, bubbles can act as bits and be used to solve computations.

bubble, computer, fluidics, computation, digital logic, fluidics

Nov. 09, 2012

Bioengineering Beer Foam

Researchers devised a recipe for improving beer foam.

beer, foam, yeast, bioengineering, genetic engineering, brewing

Jun. 11, 2010

Video Pick of the Week: Bubble Physics

High-speed, high-definition video reveals the secret world of popping bubbles.

flora, film, bubbles, video

Jul. 01, 2011

Video Pick: Blowing Bubble Nets

Underwater digital tags show humpback whales use bubbles to trap schools of fish.

whale sea marine biology

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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